Mitsubishi Reveals 75" LaserVue HDTV With Web Connectivity

The HDTV industry has become somewhat saturated, and it's getting to the point where it's difficult to distinguish between models. But there's no doubt that you'll recognize Mitsubishi's latest television, as it looks nothing like the flat screens that are so common in retail shops everywhere.

The LaserVue was a specialized HDTV that originally launched in late 2007, but given that it had "a back" rather than being a flat panel, not too many were sold. Additionally, the MSRP was around $7000, and even for 65", that's quite a lot to ask. But no matter, as now the company has just released the second major LaserVue television, with this one measuring 75" diagonally and offering an even lower price compared to the original.

It's also 3D Ready, needing only a $399 3D Starter Kit to get busy with 3D content. The L75-A91 uses the same laser-driven system that provided such sharp colors on the original, and it's also said to be extremely energy efficient compared to prior models. Furthermore, the StreamTV connectivity feature enables you to connect the set to the Internet and then stream Vudu movies, music from Pandora, and photos from Flickr or Picasa. The set itself is set to sell for $5999, while the 3D Starter Kit will sell for $399.

 Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Adds New 75-Inch LaserVue TV to Bolster Industry’s Broadest Line of 60-Inch-and-Larger 3D TVs Available Today

Giant 75-Inch 3D-Ready LaserVue TV with new Cinema Color and Mammoth 82-Inch 3D DLP Home Cinema TV Lead an Unparalleled Line-Up of Large-Screen 3D TVs

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., the undisputed innovator in large-screen televisions, today announced two significant 3D additions to its unparalleled line-up of theater-like 3D TVs: A 75-inch LaserVue® TV (Model L75-A91) brandishing several prolific, new features, and a 3D Starter Pack (Model 3DC-1000) containing all the necessities for watching 3D at home.

    “By adding the new Cinema Color mode to the inherent 3D-ready technology, LaserVue TV owners can now experience the very finest home theater viewing experience.”

The new Mitsubishi 3D Starter Pack contains two pairs of active shutter 3D eyewear, a 3D emitter, 3D Adapter with remote, an HDMI™ cable, and also features a Disney 3D showcase Blu-ray® disc featuring 3D trailers of “A Christmas Carol”, “Alice In Wonderland” and “Toy Story 3” along with an educational short on 3D presented by Disney’s infamous Timon and Pumba. Available at retail in July, the 3D Starter Pack enables existing and future owners of Mitsubishi 3D DLP® Home Cinema TVs and LaserVue TVs to instantly enjoy the ultimate in immersive, large-screen, theater-like 3D home entertainment.

Mitsubishi’s newest revolutionary laser-driven TV expands on the unparalleled features and benefits of its 65-inch predecessor, by adding a first-ever Cinema Color mode and StreamTV™ internet media. The precision and clarity of laser light enables the new 75-inch LaserVue TV to be an ultra eco-friendly TV, measuring over 50 percent better than Energy Star™ qualifications. In addition, LaserVue continues to feature 3D-ready capability, providing a theater-like, immersive 3D viewing experience in the home

“With the growing availability of theatrical and broadcast 3D content, Mitsubishi large-screen 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs and LaserVue TVs are in high demand,” said Max Wasinger, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “Consumers want to immerse themselves in movies, games and sports in 3D, and with the introduction and retail availability of our new 3D Starter Pack, we’ve now made that possible.”

The 3D Adapter within the 3D Starter Pack was initially announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, and has had a model number change to 3DA-1. Now available, the 3D Adapter will convert side-by-side, top-bottom, and frame-packing 3D signal formats as prescribed by HDMI 1.4a for display on all 3D-ready and 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs.* The 3D Adapter will support Mitsubishi 3D-ready DLP TVs shipped since 2007, as well as this year’s 638 series of 3D-ready DLP Home Cinema TVs and new LaserVue 3D-ready TVs. Mitsubishi is planning to provide 3D signal format upgrades for both the 738 and 838 series of its 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs by late summer 2010 to update these models to meet the 3D requirements of HDMI 1.4a.

Mitsubishi has been selling 3D-ready TVs since 2007, was the first to demonstrate 3D TV at retail and has been showcasing 3D directly to consumers for over two years. The new 2010 line-up of 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs represents the fourth generation of 3D displays from Mitsubishi. All 3D DLP Home Cinema TV models utilize the same core DLP technology that is used in over 90% of 3D movie theaters. DLP technology is remarkably faster than nearly any other imaging technology, providing for a more realistic, immersive 3D viewing experience.

Mitsubishi 75 inch LaserVue and 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs are offered in some of the largest screen sizes available today, including 60-, 65-, 73- and a mammoth 82-inch, which provides more than three times the picture area of a 46-inch TV.

“3D at the cinema is large, immersive entertainment, and the optimal way to replicate that experience in the home is with Mitsubishi’s mammoth LaserVue and 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs,” said Frank DeMartin, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “We have one of the largest 3D TVs at 82-inches, and now with the addition of our new 75-inch 3D-ready LaserVue TV with Cinema Color, Mitsubishi 3D TV owners can now feel fully immersed in their favorite 3D movies, 3D games and 3D broadcasts at home.”

Mitsubishi revolutionized television with the launch of the impressive, 65-inch LaserVue TV in 2008, and the larger 75-inch second generation model is bigger, and better. LaserVue leverages the world’s purest light source for unparalleled picture quality driven by a color range not found in any other television technology. Cinema Color, 3D capability, StreamTV Internet Media, and unrivaled energy-efficiency combine to make the new 75-inch LaserVue model the very best TVs in home entertainment.

The new 2010 LaserVue TV is all screen, with just a sliver of border around the edges, delivering a fully-immersive home entertainment experience.

LaserVue key features and benefits:

    * Cinema Color: Laser is the only consumer-based technology that can reproduce cinematic color, and Mitsubishi’s LaserVue is the only TV to unlock amazing cinema-like color for the home. When a movie is mastered for digital cinema, the color gamut and color points exceed those used in home video. When that same movie is re-mastered for home video, there is a loss of color. LaserVue’s Cinema Color feature uses a proprietary technique to recreate the original digital cinema-like color, and deliver an unparalleled picture for a cinema-like viewing experience at home.
    * Unparalleled 3D Home Cinema Experience: With twice the color gamut, increased depth of field, and ultra-crisp imagery, LaserVue TV offers an unmatched 3D home entertainment experience. LaserVue delivers the ultimate in large-screen 3D entertainme
    * Ultra-Green: At 75-inches, LaserVue operates at approximately 128 Watts, making it incredibly energy efficient. Enabled by the precision and clarity of the world’s purest light source, LaserVue TV exceeds new Energy Star qualifications by 50%.
    * StreamTV Internet Media: LaserVue TV owners can now gain instant access to an extensive library of high-quality online entertainment and social media content. Grab your LaserVue remote and enjoy 1080p Vudu movies, music from Pandora, photos from Flickr and Picasa.

“Our new 75-inch LaserVue TV is truly ultra-green, consuming a mere 0.05 watts per square-inch of viewing area,” says David Naranjo, director of product development, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. “By adding the new Cinema Color mode to the inherent 3D-ready technology, LaserVue TV owners can now experience the very finest home theater viewing experience.”

The 2010 LaserVue L75-A91 model includes 3D-ready technology, StreamTV Internet Media, True120Hz, Energy Star 4.0 Qualified, Clear Contrast Panel, Plush 1080p® 5G 12-bit Digital Video Processing, 6-Color Processor™, 4 HDMI, Deep Color™ and x.v.Color™, Easy Connect™, USB media input, wired IR input, EdgeEnhance™, DeepField Imager™ and advanced video calibration.

Suggested Retail Pricing
L75-A91 - $5,999

3D Starter Pack
3DC-1000 - $399

3D Adapter
3DA-1 - $99 
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